Annual Dinner Celebration & Fund Fair

2013 Educator of Excellence Award recipients Dean Hume (center right) and Amy Smith (center left)

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty will host their Annual Dinner Celebration on Thursday, May 1st at the Marriott Cincinnati North from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. This year’s fair-themed event will feature displays by some of the 170+ charitable funds held at the Foundation, highlighting the work they are doing in West Chester and Liberty Township. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres while they wander from booth to booth to learn about the funds on display. Strolling magician, Brett Sears, will be on hand to entertain the crowd and add to the fair-themed fun.

“This is a great way for our fund holders to engage with the community and get some exposure for the work they are doing,” said Lindsay Wiseman, Foundation president. “Our goal was to make this an entertaining and informative event to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together, as a community, over the past year.”

Desert will be served for the program portion of the event which will feature the annual Lakota Educator of Excellence Award presentation. The Lakota Educator of Excellence Award was created to provide an opportunity for the community to celebrate the hard-work, dedication and talent of local educators.  Two recipients are chosen each year from a pool of deserving nominees and are awarded a $2000 grant for the implementation of a special project or program at their school. Last year’s recipients were Dean Hume, Lakota East High School and Amy Smith, Endeavor Elementary.

Reservations for the Annual Dinner Celebration can be made by calling the Community Foundation office at 513-874-5450. Cost is $50 per person.